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Once Left for Dead, Suburban Office Making a Comeback - CoStar Group
Still Playing Catch Up, Suburban Office Markets Garner Larger Share of Demand Growth Than CBD as Office Recovery Becomes More Broad-Based
office-market  suburbs  commercial-real-estate  this-week-238  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Healthcare business intelligence: GE partners with Purdue on innovations - MedCity News
Purdue and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process.
tech-transfer  university-economic-development  GE  this-week-238  around-the-web  research&development  medical-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Invented in America Scaled Up Overseas - ASME
Over the past 30 years, powered by the rise in venture capital, startups have played an increasingly important role in transforming laboratory innovations into marketable products. Yet, after years of refining prototypes and perfecting pilot plants, advanced manufacturing startups frequently look overseas when it comes time to scale up for commercial production. There are several reasons why.
u.s.-manufacturing  research&development  outsourcing  advanced-manufacturing  commercialization  startup  this-week-238  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Q3 Global CFO Signals: Positively Contagious - Deloitte Finance Services
The trend is not universal, of course. In North America, CFOs are not allowing their still-positive outlook to translate into increased expectations, and CFO optimism fell in Ireland and Norway. Still, overall, CFOs seem to be moving forward undeterred.
CFO  executive-surveys  this-week-238  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Mayors of Chicago, Mexico City Expected to Sign Economic Partnership Pact - chicagotribune.com
Rahm Emanuel, in first official international trip, says proposal takes Sister Cities agreement of 1991 'to another level'.
this-week-238  around-the-web  matt  fdi  location-usa  chicago  illinois  mexico  mexico-city  economic-development  workforce 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Workplace Planning for the Middle Market - SCGroup Real Estate
A major shift in work style has taken place. Technology has not only changed the way we work, but also the space we use. Over the past several years large corporations have been looking at their workplace and the space they use through a magnifying glass to ensure that even the smallest criteria for improving their business has been addressed.
workplace-design  workplace-trends  labor  SME's  this-week-238  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturer's Agenda: Toward a New Skilled Workforce Shortage Solution - IndustryWeek
Why the latest strategy to attract the best and brightest to manufacturing wont work -- and what's the real and lasting solution.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  skills-gap  skilled-labor  this-week-238  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Facebook Says Its New Data Center Will Run Entirely on Wind - Wired.com
Facebook passed another milestone in the green data center arms race today with the announcement that its Altoona, Iowa data center will be 100 percent powered by wind power when it goes online in 2015. This will Facebook’s second data center — after its Lulea, Sweden location — to run on all renewable power.
data-centers  green-economy  sustainable-development  facility-planning  wind-energy  this-week-238  around-the-web  iowa 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
GE Printing Engine Fuel Nozzles Propels $6 Billion Market - Bloomberg
General Electric Co. is on the hunt for ways to build more than 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine. Instead of assembling them from 20 different parts, it plans to create the units in one piece -- with 3-D printers.
economic-development  this-week-238  around-the-web  general-electric  GE  3d-printing  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  aerospace 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
The future of innovation: Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson debate - TED Blog
Economists Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolffson see very different things when they look at the stagnation of the U.S. economy in recent years. It’s almost as if they’re looking at an optical illusion image – one seeing a candlestick while the other sees two faces just inches apart. In today’s talks, they both outlined their thoughts.
innovation  around-the-web  this-week-238 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
What’s Behind the Decline of Unions in Manufacturing? - ThomasNet.com Industry Market Trends
Data shows that organized labor in the manufacturing industry has been on the decline for years. Yet questions remain as to why. Is it because unions are outdated and irrelevant to todays business environment? Or is it the result of companies threatening and intimidating workers?
unions  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-238  organized-labor 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
The 10 Most Energy-Efficient U.S. States: The Forgotten ‘Fifth Fuel’ - Bloomberg
Access to energy in the U.S. -- and the effects of generating it -- are a national concern. Debates persist over the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly mix of nuclear energy, coal, gas and liquid hydrocarbons and renewable sources.
gas  nuclear-energy  state-rankings  renewable-energy  energy-efficiency  around-the-web  coal  this-week-238  matt  energy 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Apple Opening Arizona Plant, Creating 2,000 Jobs: Video - Bloomberg
Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano reports on Apple’s new U.S. manufacturing push. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West.
manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  mesa  around-the-web  apple  this-week-238  arizona  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Confidentiality and Complexity: Unlocking the Subplots of Economic Development - icma.org
Economic development is defined by most professionals in broad terms. Usually viewed as activity that enhances a community’s tax base, provides employment opportunities, and improves the quality of life, economic development can include everything from attracting retirees and tourism, to expanding health care services and retail development, to business recruitment and expansion
around-the-web  this-week-238  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Global Companies in Midwestern U.S. More Successful than Their Peers - ThomasNet.com Industry Market Trends
Think globally, profit locally. Such is the lesson that businesses could glean from a study that concluded that companies which extend their reach beyond U.S. borders increase their profit margin by as much as 7.7 percent.
regional-reports  around-the-web  this-week-238  midwest  studies  business-globalization 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Small-Shop Hiring Fueled by 3-D Printers and iPhone Tools - Star Tribune
Matthew Doom texts a lot at work and is a whiz on the 3-D printer. Unlike most tech workers, his office is a wooden workbench next to a milling machine where he cuts metal for medical devices and other parts.
technology  around-the-web  this-week-238  3d-printing  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
More veterans fill the skills gap at US manufacturing plants - CNBC
The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides businesses that hire unemployed veterans with a maximum credit of $5,600 per veteran. The Wounded Warriors Tax Credit offers businesses that hire veterans with service-connected disabilities with a maximum credit of $9,600 per veteran.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-238  skilled-labor 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure, Not Incentives, Key to Enticing Business - The Spectator
North Americas cities have to stop poaching employers from each other and work together to grow the economy, a new study from the prestigious Brookings Institution concludes.
brookings  around-the-web  this-week-238  economic-development  taxes-incentives  site-selection  matt  infrastructure 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Only Has Jobs for the Skilled Few - Bloomberg
Even with the recent strength in the U.S. manufacturing sector, labor-intensive industries won’t return to the U.S. as long as the huge labor compensation gaps persist with Asian and other developing countries. Sure, there will be niches created when quick delivery, changes in fashion and other developments require production to be close by.
jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-238  skilled-labor 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Featured Indicator: State 8th Grade Math and Science Rankings - Camoin Associates
One of the most important indicators of how well the U.S. economy will compete in the future is how well we are educating our children in science and math. This month we look at the results of the NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study that takes National Assessment of Educational Progress scores for U.S. states and links them to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study scale to compare them with 47 other participating countries and subnational education systems.
STEM-workforce  workforce-development  around-the-web  this-week-238 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturer's Agenda: Toward a New Skilled Workforce Shortage Solution - IndustryWeek
Why the latest strategy to attract the best and brightest to manufacturing wont work -- and whats the real and lasting solution.
manufacturing  workforce-development  around-the-web  this-week-238  skilled-labor 
november 2013 by areadevelopment

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